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Basis Terminal Galzigbahn – Innsbruck, Austria

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Building Name: Basis Terminal Galzigbahn
Location: Innsbruck, Austria
Architect: Driendl Galzigbahn
Structural engineer: Ingenieurbüro Brandner, Bernard Ingenieure ZT GmbH
Ropeway Technology: Doppelmayr Seilbahnen GmbH
Year: 2007

AEInterest: glass material enables one to see the technical inner life; concrete anchors into slope and is a carrier of a space truss which carries off the weight of the roof; visible construction of space truss directly evolves from extreme weather conditions; form defines the function

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Written by korelle

September 11, 2014 at 10:59 pm

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Heart of Love River – Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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Building Name: Heart of Love River
Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Architect: Malone Chang Architects
Project Architect: Yi-Heng Hsu
Structural Engineer: Tien-Hun Engineering Consultant Inc.
Year: 2007

AEInterest: perforated metal cladding filters light from within the railings; structure allows cruises to make a 360 degree turn and improves flood detention capacity

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Written by korelle

September 10, 2014 at 1:28 pm

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Tianjin West Railway Station – Tianjin, China

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Building Name: Tianjin West Railway Station
Location: Beijing, China
Architect: gmp architekten
Structural Engineer: Schlaich Bergermanm und Partner
Client: Tianjin Ministry of Railway
Year: 2011

AEInterest: diamond shaped steel and glass roof construction; arch imagery conveys the city gates; technically and structurally sustainable; lightweight, far-spanning truss structure

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Written by korelle

September 10, 2014 at 1:07 pm

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Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport – Mumbai, India

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Building Name: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
Location: Mumbai, India
Architect: SOM
Structural Engineer: Preetam Biswas of SOM
Engineer of Record: Larsen & Toubro Limited
Year: 2014

AEInterest: longest cable wall system in the world; structural design uses modular construction; one of the world’s largest roofs without an expansion joint; structural innovative

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Written by korelle

September 8, 2014 at 2:46 pm

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Pulkovo International Airport – Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Building Name: Pulkovo International Airport
Location: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Architect: Grimshaw Architects, Ranboll, Pascal + Watson
Structural Engineer: Arup
Services engineer: Buro Happold
Year: 2014

AEInterest: design responds to the climate and atmosphere of the city; consists of distinct zones to echo the layout of the city; more about form and space rather than structure; third largest airport in the world

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Written by korelle

September 8, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Posted in Built